Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Flexible Mobile Screens

http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2011/11/15/the-future-of-mobile-design/">Interesting post about the Future of Mobile Design. Expect to see flexible screens next year from Samsung and Nokia. And expect to think to yourself, "what the hell?"

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Facebook makes case for social TV guides

Twitter isn’t the only social platform that loves TV — Facebook, too, is courting television programmers, marketers and distributors to embrace social TV. Facebook’s Andy Mitchell told a crowd at the TV marketing conference PromaxBDA today that social program guides are a growing opportunity.

“If you look at the program guide [now], you’re trying to figure out what to watch among five hundred channels. It’s really hard,” Mitchell said. “But think about a program guide where you see what your friends are watching, that changes the experience.”

As we wrote last week, the social program guide is a billion-dollar opportunity in social TV. Facebook says its users have “liked” TV shows 1.65 billion times, becoming a natural recommendation engine for TV. Comcast has even built the like button into its new cable experience, so viewers can “like” a show straight from their remote controls.

Beyond the “like,” Facebook also offers the ability to schedule and check into events, which could have interesting implications for a social TV guide (as we highlighted in this story). Speaking earlier this year, Facebook’s Christian Hernandez Gallardo says they’ve spoken with broadcasters about the idea of “putting their full EPG (electronic programming guide) as events on Facebook and the ability to RSVP and check-in to all of them.”

While today’s presentation at ProxasBDA didn’t break any news, it illustrates that Facebook is serious about social TV. “Where we wanna go with television is creating a social experience,” Gallardo said last month. “The thing I’m dying to make social is the EPG.”

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Making Digital Work in NYC

Here's a quick video of the BDW workshop I attended in NYC a few months ago. I highly recommend taking part in one these intensive programs. Not only did I learn a ton, I was able to meet and work with some of my social passive mentors like @faris, @edwardboches, @matthowell and @griffinfarley.

Stay tuned for information about BDW's next 2-day program in April. I'll be there...

<p>Making Digital Work from Boulder Digital Works on Vimeo.</p>

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

100 Logos. 100 Days.

This is awesome.

Croatian designer, Robert Butkovic, designed 100 logos in 100 days in under 100 minutes each. Pretty impressive collection.

So much for deadlines, huh?

View the entire collection here.

Via PSFK

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Interactive Window Display

Cool interactive window display by Hyper Island.

<p>Interactive Display Window Concept from bareilza on Vimeo.</p>

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Awesome App - HeyTell

Our new favorite app, HeyTell, turns your iPhone or Android into a walkie-talkie. And it's FREE.

Click here to learn more and watch the demo.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Now Serving - Mac App Store Open

The Mac app store is open for business. Over 1,000 free apps. 

 

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